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  • Reports explain environmental impacts, cause of Antares rocket explosion

    Reports explain environmental impacts, cause of Antares rocket explosion
    Nearly six months after an Antares rocket exploded just after lift-off from Virginia's spaceport, a state environmental study is finally complete and a separate company-led investigation into the cause of the disaster is close to identifying an official culprit.
  • Pilot suffers minor injuries after plane crash, fire

    Pilot suffers minor injuries after plane crash, fire
    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small four-passenger plane crashed in Polk County Monday afternoon. Only the pilot, 55-year-old Richard Simile of Auburn, Ala., was on board when the plane went down. Simile, who only...

    Small plane crash in eastern Dominican Republic kills 7

    A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Monday from a resort area on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, killing all seven people on board, officials said. The pilot of the single-engine Piper PA-32 had taken off from Punta Cana and was...

    Lawsuit: Southwest failed to respond to medical emergency

    A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband's medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn't assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious...

    Behind the lens of 5 iconic AP photos of the BP oil spill

    Coverage of the BP oil spill back in 2010 began as a sprint, trying to find out who had been killed and wounded in the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and how bad the leak might get. It turned into a marathon as at least 134...